This special 280-page edition not only contains an abridged Origin of Species but also has a 50-page Introduction that reveals the dangerous fruit of evolution, Hitler’s undeniable connections to the theory, Darwin’s racism, and his distain for women. It counters the claim that creationists are “anti-science” by citing numerous scientists who believed that God created the universe—scientists such as Einstein, Newton, Copernicus, Bacon, Faraday, Pasteur, and Kepler.
In other words, Living Waters Ministries is releasing an edition of the work that omits most of the painstaking detail of Darwin's original (which is what made it convincing to his contemporaries), and adds a fifty page screed laying the Holocaust at Darwin's feet.
We want to get one million copies into the hands of students and professors in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Let’s see if they try to ban Darwin’s Origin of Species. That would be interesting.
I find this disingenous, as it's worth pointing out that censors who share certain core beliefs with Living Waters Ministries have attempted to ban the book, in its unabridged form, for over a century without success. I'm quite sure Living Waters would ban the original if it could.
That said, they're free to publish as many copies of this bastardized version, in an attempt to distract from an undeniable scientific truth that is not actually in conflict with the most important teachings of their religion, as they please.
And libraries are free not to stock it. And schools and professors are free to throw it into the wastebin. Isn't America a great country?
(Via Chris Berez)